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in south carolina. because of his labor politics but also because he had called the fbi in to investigate a lynching that it happened in south carolina 1947 and that was not a popular thing to do, to call in the fbi to investigate a lynching but that is all in the book or go it's a fascinating moment in his career because that is when a lot of things are really moving around. both in his career and in southern politics. [inaudible] i notice his name is not listed in the index. >> haley barbour is unusual in modern republican politics, enormously talented guy who started off in mississippi politics and rose to great prominence on the national scene as party chairman and in 96 but there have been a lot -- he was an important figure and an importance of inner and building the modern gop because you know there have been important south carolinians like lee atwater. atwater is a guy who comes out of kerman's political shop that really has a huge influence on gop politics in the 1980s. he runs george bush's campaign in 1988 so i don't talk about barbour simply because this is really about thurm
for nixon during watergate and was investigated by the fbi. in his early 20s during the watergate era, they chopped it because they had other fish to fry. but even that and he was doing dirty tricks. >> with a billion dollars in his hands, what shenanigans d.c.? >> there's no question a huge amount of money will be going into the airwaves. if rummy implodes, it had a very bad week coming of steamship in all its attention to taking over the senate. but i also think rove has been a great master at creating a narrative in getting it out there, a counter narrative. wallace at the democratic convention in charlotte, north carolina, they're at mtv from a group called special operations upset. we will see if that turns into the veterans for truth of this campaign. also at the events in libya and middle east unfolding, you know, you can watch nbc and say romney is completely falling apart. but let me suggest you turn the channel to fox and you get a completely different narrative. but the billion dollars to fill up the airwaves, that can be built into something that has real resonance and tha
, other little bodies of papers, the fbi file on warren which is some 2600 payments, i -- pages, i think, took a long time to get, and ask i'm lucky that my wife happens to be a first amendment lawyer and helped that along considerably. i did not feel at the end of this that there was anything that i couldn't get that i needed. but some of that court material is sort of at, a bit hard to get to. and my own view is that the ease ye -- easier it is to get to, the better off we are. and if that means there are some confidences that are revealed, you know, after the fact, well, i think on balance it seems to me that the country benefits by weighing in on behalf of disclosure. anyone else? finish one more? no. well, i thank you all very much. [applause] >> every sunday at 6 p.m. eastern booktv airs a program from our archives that coincides with a significant occasion that happened that week in history. for more history programming, check out american history television. ah tv features 48 hours of people and events that help document the american story. watch american history tv on c-span3 or
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